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Full Throttle Z Scale GB&W Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper

Full Throttle Z Scale GB&W Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper FT3406


 
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Full Throttle Z Scale GB&W Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper FT3406 Open 33' offset wood chip hoppers fror Green Bay & Western RR. Includes 2 road numbers GBW 406 and GBW 409 . When helpful and profitable uses for woodchips were realized after mid-century, and they transcended being "trash," there was a scramble to figure out a way to transport them via the railroads.  Old hopper cars, both ribbed and offset were pressed into service.  The addition of "extended tops" made the transport of the lighter-than-coal chiploads effective and productive.  All manner of tops were conceived, from wood planking and braced ply-boards to welded steel sheeting and scrap siding.  This new woodchip hopper represents the use of older refurbished offset hoppers with a welded sheet-steel extension.  
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